: as the wind, rain and snow sweeps east from chicago, new york, boston, washington, d.c. and philadelphia airports all expecting delays overnight and tomorrow. and united and american say they will waive fees for some travelers that want to change their plans, but that's little consolation for those trying to get home to see their families. diane? >> long lines forming behind you. thank you, alex. >>> and, we move on now to another traveler who put his holiday plans on hold, but for a very different reason. president obama had hoped to begin his family vacation tomorrow, but he's staying in washington because of the wrangling over the fiscal cliff, now 12 days away. and abc's jonathan karl tells us tonight what happened today on the high stakes negotiations. >> reporter: with all the bickering, you'd think they're miles apart. >> my proposal is right there in the middle. >> his plan is not balanced. >> what we have from the speaker is a disastrous plan. >> this president has not come forward with that balanced approach. >> reporter: but in reality, the differences just aren't that great.